Dr. Arien Smith, MD

Dr. Arien Smith, MD

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Dr. Arien Smith, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in East Brunswick, NJ. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Monmouth Medical Center and Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Smith to book an appointment.

Locations

Brain and Spine Institute of NY and NJ

Brain and Spine Institute of Ny and Nj25 Kennedy Blvd Ste 850 East Brunswick, NJ 08816
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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Patient Safety Excellence Award™ See hospitals

Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smith

4.2

Based on 36 ratings

5 Stars
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After months of suffering with sciatica pain I was referred to Dr. Arien Smith. I called to make an appt and was able to be seen the following week. Dr. Smith looked at my MRI, examined me and told me what surgery to have within a few weeks they had the approval from my ins company and he preformed surgery which was a success! All my major pain was gone ( except from the incision pain) I was walking on my own 3 days later. His staff is also amazing putting up with my many phone calls!!!! If anyone needs surgery hes deff the doctor to go to, not many doctors have the bedside manor her does and something about him gives you that calm feeling that of course you want when it comes to a scary surgery !!! Thank you so much Dr. Smith and staff!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Patrycja Johnson – Dec 12, 2019
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Dr. Smith is an incredible surgeon. He takes his time and makes sure he gives you the pros and cons of your procedure. He understands your pain and fears regarding your situation and makes sure, he and his amazing staff takes the very best care in providing you with all the tools you’ll need before and after your surgery. They are GREAT!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 23, 2019
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Love the staff and office attentiveness every time I go. Dr. Arien Smith is one of the most honest and knowledgeable surgeons I've ever known. He took time to explain my surgery and why it was necessary. After my surgery, he spoke with my family and assured them the surgery went great and I was going to be okay. You don't find doctors with such bedside manners as Dr. Smith.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Maria Perez – Oct 30, 2019
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My experience with Dr. Smith is great. He's very clear about surgeries explains the pros and cons about it, follows up with me after at the hospital and in his offices.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Jun 28, 2019
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I would highly recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 01, 2019
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Very professional, I would highly recommend
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Feb 27, 2019
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Whenever I go to Dr. Smith for a follow up I get very good attention and the wait are not more than 10 minutes, also the environment is always clean also his staff is very generous and friendly they always provide me with the right information and also help me whenever i can't do thins on my own such as filling out paperwork.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Feb 21, 2019
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Dr smiths honesty and excellent surgery he performed on my spinal cord injury was an excellent experience. Very professional and walking much better after 2 weeks thank you dr smith for your excellent care . Staff are also excellent
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James M in Marlboro – Dec 13, 2018
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Dr. Smith performed a miraculous surgery for my spinal cord injury. Continues to follow up with care. I believe he is the best at what he does. It is with his help and by the grace of God that I will be able to walk again.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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NJ – Nov 17, 2018
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Dr Smith went above and beyond to be sure I received the appropriate treatment and day of surgery made sure I was comfortable. His staff was phenomenal with follow up. I can walk again and my recovery has gone way better than expected.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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New York – Oct 29, 2018
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He gave me my life back. I had very nice experience after Lumbar fusion and Laminectomy surgery. I am able to walk today because of his successful surgery. He also helped me get surgery on time when the hospital kept postponing it. He is very patient oriented and explained what he was going to do. I am very grateful to him. I would strongly recommend him to everyone. Thank you Dr. Smith
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Girish V – May 16, 2018
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I tell u I had surgery Friday and it Wednesday and I feel like a new person , pain gone, fantastic job doctor Smith
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Michael ocello in Springfield, PA – Dec 07, 2017
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Me intervino quieurgicamente, excelente, me gustaria contactarlo, necesito de sus servicios, a.mi me devolvió la vida, porfavor ayudenme a hubicarlo, gracias y bendiciones
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Ana Martinez in New Jersey – Jul 18, 2016
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Did not follow up and I was left worse than before.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Gary Rose in Hackensack, NJ – Apr 05, 2016
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Dr. Smith took one look at an incision from a surgery done by another doctor and did emergency surgery to remove a spinal cord stimulator. It was loaded iwith infection. thank you to him for acting so quickly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
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Steph in Bayonne, NJ – Dec 16, 2015
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No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Smith's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Low Back Pain more than 36% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 36% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 29% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 29% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Dr. Smith's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Disc Replacement
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Procedure
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Injuries
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Disease
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Pump Implant
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebroplasty

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(732) 479-6797

Dr. Smith accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO

About Me

Care Philosophy

We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and...Read more

Biography

I use a multidisciplinary approach to the patient and employ the latest technological advances to diagnose and treat conditions of the brain and spine

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

The Mount Sinai Medical Center
Residency Hospital
The Mount Sinai Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2010
Beth Israel Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Arien Smith, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (732) 479-6797.

Does Dr. Arien Smith, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Smith has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Arien Smith, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Arien Smith, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Smith's profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Arien Smith, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Smith frequently treats Low Back Pain, Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), and Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration . See all procedures and conditions Dr. Smith treats.

Where is Dr. Arien Smith, MD's office located?

Dr. Smith's office is located at 25 Kennedy Blvd Ste 850, East Brunswick, NJ 08816. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Arien Smith, MD speak?

Dr. Smith speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Smith is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Monmouth Medical Center

Long Branch, NJ

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center

Livingston, NJ

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received

Hackensack University Medical Center

Hackensack, NJ

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Jersey City Medical Center

Jersey City, NJ

63% Patient Experience Rating, 6% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Jersey City Medical Center

Jersey City, NJ

63% Patient Experience Rating, 6% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

New Brunswick, NJ

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

Saint Peter's University Hospital

New Brunswick, NJ

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received